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Author: steve203 Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 465246  
Subject: Re: how the rich make their money Date: 1/2/2013 7:54 PM
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I thought it was to keep the teams more competitive.

Doesn't that make your BS-O-Meter peg? According to Wiki, the NFL has had a cap since 94. Here's the Pat's record post cap:

2001–2007 NFL 3 (2001, 2003, 2004) Appearances in five Super Bowls in eleven years; six AFC Championship Game appearances in eleven years; five AFC East division titles in six years, winnings streaks of 18 and 21 straight games, first perfect regular season in 35 years but lost to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl XLII (first undefeated regular season in salary cap era); second team to win three Super Bowls over a 4-year period

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_National_Football_Le...

Meanwhile, before the cap, Green Bay, with a teeming 306,000 people in the greater metro area, had this record in the 60s:

1961–1967 NFL 5 (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967) Five NFL Championships in seven years including Super Bowl I and II (World Championship Games); Three straight NFL Championships (second time)

If you can see an elimination of dominance due to the cap, and a "level playing field" between large and small markets, you have better eyesight than I.

The salary cap is nothing more than the "owner profit enhancement act" by allowing collusion to suppress player pay. It's like all the manufacturing companies in the country combining to beat worker pay down to what the schlockiest shop in the country is willing to pay, and offering up the excuse of "we don't want to steal all SchlockCo's employees"

Steve
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